Maxine’s fashions moves to Homewood

About 25 people demonstrated in front of Nail Expo, 17852 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, starting at 11 a.m. Friday to protest what they said was disrespectful treatment of a young Black woman by a store employee and inadequate response to the situation by Homewood police.

What started the conflict was an apparent misunderstanding between a customer and a nail technician on Monday that escalated into a confrontation. There are conflicting accounts of what happened during the incident.

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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